Presentation on theme: "GENETICS: PATTERNS OF INHERITANCE. ALLELE One of the two or more forms of the gene for a specific trait Represented by letters S – Smooth seed s – wrinkled."— Presentation transcript:
GREGOR MENDEL Austrian monk who studied mathematics and science As a boy he could predict the possible types of flowers and fruits that would result from crossbreeding two plants in his father’s garden
GREGOR MENDEL cont’d Curiosity about the connection between the color of a pea flower and the type of seed that same plant produced inspired him to begin experimenting with garden peas in 1856. Made careful use of scientific methods, which resulted in the first recorded study of how traits pass from one generation to the next.